Rodda's clutch hit allows Dawgs to split twin bill
Nick Rodda's ninth-inning single plated pinch-runner Chris Bradshaw with the winning run in extra innings for Southern Oregon as the RiverDawgs opened a nonleague twin bill against the Alaska Goldpanners with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.
In Game 2 at Harry & David Field, the Goldpanners salvaged an amateur baseball split with a 6-2 triumph.
In the opener, RiverDawgs starter Bruce Sanford allowed an unearned run in the first inning but otherwise remained unscathed in eight innings of work. Luke Goodoin pitched a perfect ninth inning to gain the relief victory.
Kory Locken's two-out single scored Marcelino Morales to tie the game at 1-all in the third inning. Locken also singled in the ninth but was thrown out trying to steal second base.
After Jace Sloan hit into a fielder's choice that nabbed Trent Jemmett at second in the ninth, Anthony Renteria drew a walk to keep the inning going. Bradshaw was then inserted to run for Sloan and raced home when Rodda took an 0-1 pitch to right-center field.
In the nightcap, Rodda was 2-for-3 for Southern Oregon (15-17), with Andy Volk driving in a second-inning run and Greg Vrooman scoring on a throwing error in the third.
Alaska Goldpanners 100 000 000 — 1 9 1
S.O. RiverDawgs 001 000 001 — 2 6 1
Harrison, Varriale (9), Thompson (9) and Plaia; Sanford, Goodoin (9) and Rogers. W — Goodoin (2-1). L — Varriale.
Alaska Goldpanners 000 006 0 — 6 9 1
S.O. RiverDawgs 011 000 0 — 2 5 0
Pfau, Thompson (5), Rivera (7) and Vaughn, Plaia (7); Hill, Goodoin (6) and Volk. W — Thompson. L — Hill (1-1). 2B — A: Buller, Geason; SO: Volk.
NORTH MEDFORD 11-4, GRANTS PASS 1-1 — North Medford collected 20 hits and gave up just two runs and six hits in the nonleague sweep.
Bryan Carbonell finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored. His bases-clearing double capped four straight walks issued by Grants Pass to open the bottom of the fourth inning.
Taylor Raff went 3-for-4 with two runs, Jared Evans 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs and Isaiah Luzny 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run in Game 1 for the Mavericks (35-11).
Marco Garmendia was 2-for-3 for the Diggers in the opener.
Luzny pitched a two-hitter with five strikeouts and two walks in the nightcap. At the plate, Hayden Evans was 2-for-3 and Austin Zavala hit a two-run double in the second inning.
Grants Pass 000 001 — 1 4 2
North Medford 000 803 — 11 11 1
Kentner, Parker (5) and Schmoll, Scott (5); Crofton and Janakas. W — Crofton (2-0). L — Kentner. 2B — GP: Cowell; NM: Carbonell 2, J. Evans.
Grants Pass 100 000 0 — 1 2 1
North Medford 031 000 x — 4 9 1
Parker and Scott; Luzny and Zavala. W — Luzny (3-1). L — Parker. 2B — NM: H. Evans, Zavala.
CENTRAL POINT 4-10, ASHLAND 3-3 — At Central Point, Taylor Pardee smacked a go-ahead two run single in the sixth inning of the opener for Central Point and fellow Comets Ty Fox and Evan Erskine each drove in two runs in Game 2 to complete the Area 4 sweep.
Pardee finished 2-for-3 with one run and two RBIs in the opener for Central Point (22-13, 17-7 Area 4), while Ashland's Taylor Humphrey was 2-for-3.
Erskine was 3-for-3 with one run and two RBIs and Fox 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs in the nightcap.
Humphrey had another solid outing by going 2-for-4, while fellow Pilots Jaime Flynn (2-for-3, two RBIs) and Evan Westhelle (2-for-4) also collected multiple hits.
Ashland Pilots 001 110 0 — 3 7 1
Central Point 000 013 x — 4 7 1
Flynn and Glick; Bastendorff, Williams (5) and Aplin. W — Williams (6-1). L — Flynn. 2B — A: Bottimore; CP: Martin.
Ashland Pilots 001 002 0 — 3 8 2
Central Point 211 330 x — 10 10 2
Bottimore, Glick (5) and Cammarota; Fox, Inkley (7) and Aplin. W — Fox (2-2). L — Bottimore. 2B — A: Flynn; CP: Erskine, Morgan, Fox 2.